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PS1011: INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY I: METHODS AND APPLICATIONS (2022-2023)

Last modified: 03 Nov 2022 12:40


Course Overview

PS1011 is the perfect combination of subject-specific knowledge and transferable skills. In weekly lectures and practicals you will learn how various research methods are applied across a variety of Psychology sub-fields. As you do so, you will learn to read scientific articles and will begin to critically evaluate them. Knowledge and skills will be practiced and assessed using a variety of methods: Critical reviews, close-reading exercises and oral presentations. The strong emphasis on developing critical thinking skills means that this course will be a valuable addition to any degree.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Mirjam Brady-Van den Bos

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will cover core experimental methods and research design in psychology. These experimental methods will be linked to a range of data handling techniques and interpretation skills.

Associated Costs

DescriptionValue
Morling, B. (2014 or 2018). Research Methods in Psychology, 2nd or 3rd Ed (either is fine). W.W Norton Co., UK. Third edition available at Blackwells, £29.99.This is a compulsory purchase as it includes a registration code allowing students to access the ZAPS online experiments during the practical course. Without it, students cannot carry out the online experiments necessary to complete and pass the course. GBP 29.99

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week s 8 - 9, 11, 14 - 16, 18
  • 2 Lectures during University week s 10, 12, 17
  • 1 Practical during University week s 8 - 12, 14 - 18

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Annotated Bibliography Assignment

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 22
Assessment Weeks 12 Feedback Weeks 14

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Feedback

700 words.

Individual, written feedback is given by students' class tutor.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyBeing able to communicate ideas in a clear way. Students will be better able to write for, and talk to, different audiences and help them understand their ideas.
ConceptualUnderstandBeing able to summarize scientific articles. Students will be able to summarize an article in terms of 'what did they do, how did they do it, what did they find, and what does it mean'.
FactualRememberBeing able to find scientific articles online. Students will be able to know which sources to use and how to use them correctly.
FactualUnderstandBeing able to understand scientific articles. Students will be able to understand scientific jargon, have a clearer grasp of methodological terms, and find specific information within an article.

Scientific Article Questions Assignment

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 10 Feedback Weeks 12

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Feedback

Students will receive individual, written feedback by their own class tutor.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberBeing able to find scientific articles online. Students will be able to know which sources to use and how to use them correctly.
FactualUnderstandBeing able to understand scientific articles. Students will be able to understand scientific jargon, have a clearer grasp of methodological terms, and find specific information within an article.

Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 13 Feedback Weeks 17

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Feedback

Students are given automated feedback for each question as the MCQ is done online.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberBeing able to describe the history of psychology and the current applications in the field.

Critical Review Assignment

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 32
Assessment Weeks 14 Feedback Weeks 14

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyBeing able to communicate ideas in a clear way. Students will be better able to write for, and talk to, different audiences and help them understand their ideas.
ConceptualEvaluateBeing able to evaluate scientific articles. Students will be able to outline strengths and weaknesses of research methodology and researchers' interpretations.
ConceptualUnderstandBeing able to summarize scientific articles. Students will be able to summarize an article in terms of 'what did they do, how did they do it, what did they find, and what does it mean'.
FactualRememberBeing able to find scientific articles online. Students will be able to know which sources to use and how to use them correctly.
FactualUnderstandBeing able to understand scientific articles. Students will be able to understand scientific jargon, have a clearer grasp of methodological terms, and find specific information within an article.

SONA Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 6
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Critical Review

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandBeing able to understand scientific articles. Students will be able to understand scientific jargon, have a clearer grasp of methodological terms, and find specific information within an article.
ConceptualApplyBeing able to communicate ideas in a clear way. Students will be better able to write for, and talk to, different audiences and help them understand their ideas.
FactualRememberBeing able to find scientific articles online. Students will be able to know which sources to use and how to use them correctly.
FactualRememberBeing able to describe the history of psychology and the current applications in the field.
ConceptualEvaluateBeing able to evaluate scientific articles. Students will be able to outline strengths and weaknesses of research methodology and researchers' interpretations.
ConceptualUnderstandBeing able to summarize scientific articles. Students will be able to summarize an article in terms of 'what did they do, how did they do it, what did they find, and what does it mean'.

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